Fleurier

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The of­ten-missed town of Fleurier, just around the cor­ner from Lake Neuchâ­tel has two im­por­tant res­i­dent la­bels: Chopard and Bovet. The former has had its pro­duc­tion based in the re­gion for a long time, but re­cently ex­panded its pro­duc­tion with a much larger fa­cil­ity. Mean­while, Bovet oc­cu­pies a cas­tle, Môtiers, which was ac­quired by the brand from the state and turned into its lux­u­ri­ous head­quar­ters with an in­cred­i­ble view of the sur­round­ing land­scape. A rare art that’s also found in the re­gion is an en­grav­ing tech­nique known as Fleurisanne en­grav­ing, which is nearly a lost skill to­day. Fleurier also houses the Foun­da­tion Qualite Fleurier (FQF) test­ing fa­cil­ity, one of the most pun­ish­ing pub­lic cer­tifi­cates of watch per­for­mance in Switzer­land.

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